Walsall boss Darrell Clarke dedicated Saturday’s victory over Scunthorpe to the Walsall faithful and praised them for supporting the side despite things not going to plan.
The game was dying a death but the Saddlers supporters sang Darrell Clarke’s Barmy Army continuously for fifteen minutes trying their best to rally the troops to go and get a winner…which we did, thanks to James Clarke’s overhead kick on sixty-five minutes.
It was our first home win of the season and the first home win under Darrell Clarke and he admits he’s happy to be on the wrong side of his wife and kids if it means the Saddlers are successful.
Speaking to the Express and Star, Clarke said
“It’s nice to get it on and the support, big, big plaudits to the support today, they got behind the lads when it wasn’t still a great game.”
“They can see the effort and endeavour, through the team they’re competing, working hard, we just need to get better in all areas.”
“It’s the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, it’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed.”
“That’s why my wife doesn’t like me very much, my kids don’t like me very much, but I put my heart and soul into the job.”
Walsall boss continued by saying this is his home now and he wants to give back to the supporters who have stuck by him despite a poor start.
“This is my club now, I want to do well for the supporters and we’ll use this as another building block.”
The Saddlers travel to Crawley on Saturday hoping to make it three wins on the trot and seven clean sheets in eleven games.
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